NOR vs WOR Match Prediction & Betting Tips - May 24, 2023

NOR vs WOR Match Prediction - May 24, 2023

Tournament: T20 Blast, 2023.

Date: May 24, 2023.

Format: T20

Venue: County Ground, Northampton, England.

Time: 17:30

In the 3rd match of the Vitality Blast T20 competition for the 2023 season, Northamptonshire will take on Worcestershire later tomorrow. This North Group encounter will take place at the County Ground in Northampton. Let's take a look at the pitch report, match prediction, and betting tips for this first game of the competition for both teams.

Northamptonshire vs Worcestershire Head-To-Head

In the T20 games played so far between Northamptonshire and Worcestershire, the Worcestershire team holds the edge 17 to 15. This is the first time in Vitality Blast for the 2023 season these two teams are meeting each other. The average number of runs scored by Worcestershire is 156 while Northamptonshire has scored 153.8 runs per game.

Northamptonshire vs Worcestershire Live Streaming and Broadcast

This match will be broadcasted live on Sony Sports Network in India. The live streaming of the game can be observed on the SonyLiv app and site.

NOR vs WOR Team Previews


David Willey will be the Northamptonshire skipper in this year's Vitality Blast T20 competition. He spent the last seven years of his career at Yorkshire. This move by the club has shocked his predecessor, Josh Cobb. This demotion has left him shocked and disappointed. Willey spent some time with the Royal Challengers team from Bangalore recently. This new role has been handed to him by the head coach of the team John Sadler. The early return to the competition means he will be available for the entire Vitality Blast competition campaign.

The last T20 game played by Northampton was against India in a practice match last year in July. The last game they played in Vitality Blast was in the 2022 season against Leicestershire. they ended up on the losing side in this game played on the 1st of July. It was a North Group encounter between the two teams and the game was played as a day-night game in Leicester. It was a hard-fought game that went right down the wire. Leicestershire scored 214 runs for the loss of 6 wickets from their quota of 20 overs.

Northamptonshire came extremely close to winning the game as they reached 213 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. The pick of the bowlers for Northamptonshire was Graeme White. He picked up 2 wickets for 27 runs from his full quota of 4 overs. The Northamptonshire team got off to a bad start with Ben Curran losing his wicket for naught. But the other top and middle-order batters did a good job for Northamptonshire with Chris Lynn scoring 68 runs from 37 balls with 4 sixes and 7 fours. The skipper Josh Cobb scored 53 runs from 40 balls with 2 sixes and 6 fours. James Neesham also scored 51 runs from 43 balls. But Northamptonshire fell short by 1 run.

Northamptonshire Playing 11

Chris Lynn, Ricardo Vasconcelos, David Willey, Josh Cobb, Saif Zaib, Lewis McManus, Tom Taylor, Rob Keogh, James Sales, Graeme White, Andrew Tye.


Adam Hose from Worcestershire will be hoping that the win against Leicestershire in the County Championship over the weekend would have provided a boost to the confidence level of his team members for this upcoming battle. In a county game played over the weekend, Hose was in fine form as he hit 84 runs during a valuable partnership with Gareth Roderick. His team managed to get a valuable 3-wicket win over Leicestershire. Hose is expecting a win over Leicestershire will provide good impetus to the Blast T20 campaign in the 2023 season.

The last T20 game played by Worcestershire was against Nottinghamshire last year in July 2022. This game played in Worcester was won by Nottinghamshire by a margin of 5 wickets with 8 balls to spare. Batting first, Worcestershire managed to score 159 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. The Nottinghamshire team managed to chase down the target in 18.4 overs for the loss of 5 wickets. Although the Worcestershire batting was off to a poor start, they recovered partially through their middle order. Colin Munro scored 27 runs, Moeen Ali scored 28 runs, Kashif Ali scored 23 runs, and the top run-scorer was Ed Barnard with 38 runs from 23 balls.

The Northamptonshire run chase was cantered around Ben Duckett who hit 62 runs from 44 balls with 7 fours and a six. He remained not out and was involved in a good partnership with Tom Moores that took the team to a win. For Worcestershire Mitchell Stanley was the most successful bowler picking up 2 wickets for 30 runs from his 3 overs. Some other bowlers that picked up wickets were Dillon Pennigton, Dwayne Bravo, and Brett D'Oliveira. However, Moeen Ali was the most economical bowler on the scene bowling his 4 overs for 21 runs although he could not pick any scalps.

Worcestershire Playing 11

Brett D Oliveira, Michael Bracewell, Jack Haynes, Adam Hose, Kashif Ali, Ed Pollock, Ben Cox, Usama Mir, Adam Finch, Pat Brown, Mitchell Stanley.

NOR vs WOR Toss Prediction

The County Ground in Northampton has a seating capability of 6500 people. As many as 54 domestic T20 games have been played at this venue. The team batting first has scored a win in 31 games while the team batting second has won 23 games. So, the team winning the toss is likely to take to the field first.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The average first innings score at this venue is 139 runs in the first inning. So, it is not a high-scoring venue by any stretch of the imagination. An average second-inning total at the venue is 89 runs. Batters will have to get in on this track that will offer help to the bowlers.

We are likely to get a pleasant day for a game of cricket. The temperatures will be close to 20 degrees during the match. You can also expect relative humidity close to 50% during the game. There are not too many chances of showers coming down during the game.  

NOR vs WOR Betting Tips

The Worcestershire Rapids had to endure a miserable season last year in Vitality Blast. They will be looking to make amends this year and get off to a fantastic start in the match. However, a couple of key players Moeen Ali and Ed Barnard have left their ranks for Edgbaston and it is tough to imagine the side putting one across the Northamptonshire in this game. The Northamptonshire Steelbacks on the other hand would be keen to get their campaign off on the right foot with players such as Chris Lynn returning to the top order. The batting strength of Northamptonshire will take them to a win in this game in all probability.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Chris Lynn to score more than 26 runs in the game.



Chris Lynn has been a consistent batter for the Northamptonshire outfit. Although it is early days in the competition for the teams, you can bet on him to keep up the good work.

  1. 10CRIC


    Jake Libby to emerge as the leading bowler in the game for Worcestershire.



The performance of Jake Libby was a silver lining for Worcestershire last year. You can bet on him to become the leading wicket-taker for Worcestershire.

  1. Rajabets


    Northamptonshire to score more than 6 runs in their first over of the innings. (



Northamptonshire has some effective batters near their top order. You can bet on them to get off to a flying start in the

Today Match Prediction

Northamptonshire To Win the Match, 1.67

Bet Tip Here

Who will win NOR vs WOR

Northamptonshire 82.88% (92)
Worcestershire 17.12% (19)
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